The wagons are suspended above the line by magnetic levitation, and the high speed is ensured by moving them in vacuum.
Thus, in the future these trains could be even faster than airplanes, and can travel about 600 km in just half an hour.
Recently successful performance is the third phase of train testing. The test was conducted in the special DevLoop Tunnel in Nevada, which is 3 km long.
The idea of such fast trains was launched by Elon Musk in 2013, but he was not actively involved in the project. Currently, Hyperloop One is associated with Virgin, owned by billionaire Richard Branson, writes Daily Mail
Virgin Hyperloop One has set a new record. The high-speed train that is tested in Nevada reached the speed of 387 km / h, earning the previous record.
The company’s representatives hope that the train, which will run through a special tunnel, will be launched in 2021, and the maximum speed it will reach is then 1,000 km / h.
Currently, the fastest trains in the world are only 350 km / h. These are Fuxing trains in China.
Hyperloop trains can achieve record speeds thanks to ingenious operation. The wagon runs through a special tunnel, from which the air has been removed, so that the friction force during travel is extremely low.